Confronting Poverty in Iraq : Main Findings

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/5993
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Stand alone books
dc.contributor.author
World Bank
dc.contributor.author
Iraq Poverty Reduction Strategy High Committee
dc.date.accessioned
2012-03-19T09:02:25Z
dc.date.available
2012-03-19T09:02:25Z
dc.date.issued
2011-01-10
dc.date.lastModified
2021-04-23T14:02:00Z
dc.description.abstract
This book provides the most comprehensive and rigorous analysis of Iraqi living standards to be carried out in several decades. It makes extensive use of the Iraq Household Socio-Economic Survey (IHSES), the first nationwide income and expenditure survey since 1988. IHSES data were complemented with a wide range of other sources, providing a holistic perspective on living standards that was previously unavailable. The analysis presented here was carried out with two main goals, first, to inform the Government's poverty reduction strategy; and second, to create a baseline against which future progress in poverty reduction can be monitored and assessed. Iraq is moving forward. The challenge requires re-development and recovery of what has been lost, including the stimulus provided by economic opportunity. A transition in policy is needed from provision of minimal food subsistence to long-term investments in human productivity. An environment more conducive to the poor can be created by investments that help citizens to benefit from their own labor and education. This challenge is being concretely addressed in the newly adopted national Poverty Reduction Strategy. That strategy, informed by the present analysis, articulates clear priorities for government spending and detailed programmatic actions.
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dc.identifier
http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=64187510&pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187283&siteName=WDS&entityID=000333037_20110107004719
dc.identifier.isbn
978-0-8213-8562-3
dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/10986/2253
dc.language
English
dc.publisher
World Bank
dc.rights
CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder
World Bank
dc.rights.uri
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
INEQUALITY
dc.title
Confronting Poverty in Iraq : Main Findings
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okr.date.disclosure
2011-01-07
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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Publications & Research :: Publication
okr.docurl
http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=64187510&pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187283&siteName=WDS&entityID=000333037_20110107004719
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/978-0-8213-8562-3
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum
000333037_20110107004719
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum
13358792
okr.identifier.report
58848
okr.language.supported
en
okr.pdfurl
http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2011/01/07/000333037_20110107004719/Rendered/PDF/588480PUB0Conf101public10BOX353816B.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Middle East and North Africa
okr.region.country
Iraq
okr.unit
Social Development (MNSSO)
okr.volume
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